Saturday, December 30, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Artist:Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Song:Ooh Baby Baby
Album:My World:The Definitive Collection
William "Smokey" Robinson was one of the lynchpins of The Motown Sound, not only as a performer but as a writer & producer. The 1959 day he met Berry Gordy was the most important day of his life. Of course Smokey was known for his smooth love songs and 1965's Ooh Baby Baby is no exception. It's a song that's probably more popular today than when it was released. It was on the album Going To A Go-Go. This 2005 comp attempts to cover Smokey's 60s, 70s and even adds a couple of new songs on a single disc. Of course that's impossible and there are plenty of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles comps out there to choose from. The 1998 Ultimate Collection stands out. Smokey Robinson still records occasionally. His most recent recording is a 2006 CD of standards called Timeless Love. He also released a gospel CD Food For The Spirit in 2004. Here's Smokey Robinson & The Miracles performing Ooh Baby Baby on TV from 1965. The dancers are pretty funny.